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What’s New in Essential Studio for ASP.NET MVC


What’s New in Essential Studio for ASP.NET MVC

Enhance your web apps with automatic line routing support in the diagram, RTL support for the chart, multiple axes support for the pivot chart, and more.


RTL support

RTL support has been provided for legend, tooltip, and zooming toolkit in chart.

Label rotation based on text-anchor

Chart provides support for rotating axis label with the text-anchor as start.


Automatic LineRouting

Support has been added to automatically reroute the line around the nodes obstructing the line.

Essential DocIO

Word-to-PDF enhancements

Essential DocIO now allows the following features in Word-to-PDF conversion:

  • Preservation of the embedded fonts from a Word DOCX document in the resultant PDF document.
  • Editable form fields such as text boxes, check boxes, and drop-downs in the Word document are now converted to their equivalent AcroForm fields in the resultant PDF document.
  • Headings in the Word document are now converted to PDF bookmarks in the resultant PDF document.
  • Word documents are now converted into 508 compliant accessible PDF (Tagged PDF) documents.
  • Customization of font substitution with an option to set the alternate font stream.

Strict Open XML documents

Essential DocIO now allows you to open and save Strict Open XML format (*.docx) documents.


Toggle Legend

Provided support to toggle visibility of shapes/bubbles on legend item click.

Essential PDF

PDF to PDF/A-1b

Convert existing PDF documents to PDF/A-1b documents.

Custom metadata

Add custom metadata to PDF documents.

Document timestamp

Add timestamp to PDF documents without using certificates.

Digital signature flattening

Flatten digital signature fields in existing PDF documents.

Auto resize the text of text box field

Automatically resize the text of text box fields.

Adding annotation to PDF layer

Add annotation to PDF layers.

Pivot Chart

Multiple Axes

You can split the pivot chart and its area into multiple panes to draw multiple series with multiple axes.

Pivot Client

Calculated Members

Users can now frame a dynamic dimension or measure using the existing ones along with a simple calculation at runtime.

Essential Presentation

Animation support

Support to create and edit animations in PowerPoint presentation.

PowerPoint to PDF conversion in Azure platform

Support to convert PowerPoint presentations to PDF in Azure platform.

Tree Map

Change initial rendering level

Provided support to render the tree map from any level instead of the first level.

Essential XlsIO

Group shape support

XlsIO now allows grouping multiple shapes into a single grouped shape. This is used to apply shape settings to all the shapes in a group at the same time. All grouped shapes can be ungrouped at once or a specific shape can be ungrouped.

AutoShapes support in Excel to PDF conversion

Excel documents with AutoShapes can now be converted to PDF.

Pivot Table layout enhancement

Supports additional layout option to repeat data of specific fields or all fields.

Excel chart styles

By setting the style ID between 1 and 48, the chart style can now be changed easily. The default style ID is 2.

Copy and paste enhancement

Skips blank cells while copying data from source range to destination range.

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